Although you’re probably most accustomed to seeing this Victoria’s Secret angel in the pages of your favorite lingerie catalogue, Karolina Kurkova is nothing if not experimental in her fashion and footwear choices off the runway.
We’ve long had our eyes on the leggy catwalker, who’s been known to support edgier, modern labels than some of her contemporaries, choosing styles by Del Pozo, Honor and David Koma. And she never plays it safe when it comes to heels. Case in point: On Tuesday night, the Czech beauty attended an event in Switzerland wearing a a beaded dress by Haney and a pair of shockingly good shoes. The designer behind the floral-applique heels? Christian Louboutin, of course, created the Pensamoi pumps, equipped with a velour upper, crystal-embellished flower and a 4.75-inch heel with a signature slick of crimson. (The style currently retails for $1,395.) And what could have been a so-so 1920s-inspired outfit is amped from the feet up.
I’ve been following Kurkova’s footsteps for some time, tracking the model from her penchant for statement-making Giuseppe Zanotti platforms to Gina sandals and classic Ferragamo heels. While there’s no doubt she knows her way around some of the more fashion-forward gowns that could present obstacles to vertically challenged stars, Kurkova shines when she concentrates on what’s below the ankles. Her shoe wardrobe indicates that she has an acute attention to detail and a knack for what works — and walks — best in a sea of celebrities.